Rohit Sharma shares evidence showing he was not out against West Indies
Rohit was given out caught behind on 18 much to his disbelief.
Updated - Feb 7, 2020 7:47 pm
He was back with his willow at the ground where he had pulverized arch-rivals Pakistan just 11 days ago. On a sunny day and a dry wicket, everything was in order for Rohit Sharma to pick his third hundred of the tournament. But as destiny had it, the dashing opener was back into the hut for just 18 and the reason was not too genuine. Rohit was given out via DRS referal from Windies and the TV umpire thought he had nicked the ball to the wicketkeeper.
It was too close a call and many believed, including the batsman, that he was not out. It was on the final ball of the sixth over when Rohit and his opening partner KL Rahul had just started middling the ball well. The West Indian bowling attack was not looking too convincing and Rohit had already played some magnificent shots to cross and clear the boundary. But that delivery from Kemar Roach beat Rohit and kept a bit low and landed in the wicket-keeper’s gloves.
Rohit was in disbelief, so was his wife
The West Indians had gone up in an appeal and although the field umpire gave the batsman not out, the Caribbeans referred to the TV umpire, Michael Gough. After scrutinising the scene, the umpire overruled the field umpire’s verdict to give Rohit out although there was little conclusive evidence that the ball had hit his bat and not the pads.
The disturbance on the screen caused by nicks showed the ball had hit the pad. Nevertheless, Rohit (18 off 23) was given out and the promising innings was cut short, leaving the Indian fans dejected. The batsman himself returned smiling in disbelief while his wife, Ritika Sajdeh, in the stands could not hide her disappointment.
On Friday, Rohit shared two pictures on his Twitter account as evidence of his misfortune in the West Indies game. They were from two different angles that showed the ball going past the bat without touching it. The 32-year-old batsman though did not spend any words but gave two funny emojis along with the blended pictures.
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Not to say, the fans came to his support and asked him to get back to his rhythm in the next game which is against England at Edgbaston on June 30.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 28, 2019
India thrashed the West Indies by 125 runs after scoring 268 for 7 in 50 overs.